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Wairarapa District Health Board, like other agencies across the state sector, publishes responses to Official Information Act requests, and supports the open disclosure of information to assist the public’s understanding of how we are delivering publicly-funded healthcare. This includes the proactive publication of anonymised Official Information Act responses on our website after requestors have received their response from us and only where there is no risk to the privacy of individuals.

When we write to requestors we explain whether we intend to make the information publicly available. Requestors names and addresses are removed before publication. If any other information has been has redacted, it is to protect the privacy of the requestor.

The Wairarapa DHB publishing OIA Response Guideline is available here. It outlines how we will action the availability of official information through the publishing of OIA responses online.  

Please note that the three DHBs (Wairarapa, Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley) Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) OIAs are not included below. Before making a request under the Official Information Act, check to see whether the information you are interested in is already publicly available on the MHAIDS website.

If the information requested cannot be made available without substantial collation, under section 18(f) and section 18A(1)(a) of the Official Information Act 1982 we may refuse the request or fix a charge under section 15. If the request falls into this category we will inform you as soon as possible.

  • 2020-06 June

  • 2020-05 May

  • 2020-04 April

  • 2020-03 March

  • 2020-02 February

  • 2020-01 January

    • Correspondence with NZNO 2.37 MB

      Any and all correspondence between the DHB and the NZ Nurses Organisation– about bullying/ harassment and nurse staffing numbers.

    • Atrial Fibrillation 393 KB

      The number of total tests nationwide and total cost of Holter monitoring type services for atrial fibrillation (AF) and other heart conditions for the latest year available.

  • 2019-12 December

    • Transgender Teenagers 441 KB

      How many teenagers (up to and including 18 y/o) and children have sought treatment / advice from paediatric or youth health services, endocrinologists or primary health teams or any other service of DHBs because of issues relating to gender identity and being transgender.

    • Skin Cancer Prevention 433 KB

      how much is spent on skin cancer prevention on an annual basis, over the last ten years

    • Hospital Floor Space 1.07 MB

      The approximate estimate of hospital floor space in square metres of all the hospitals it owns.

    • Emergency Dental Work 1.75 MB

      The number of people who presented to a hospital emergency department with dental issues in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

    • Chronic Pain Services 1.07 MB

      Chronic pain services separately funded by the DHB?

    • Asian Mental Health 1.47 MB

      What training do all frontline staff (those who deal directly with patients, across all sectors of health) have for providing culturally appropriate services to people from the Asian community?

  • 2019-11 November

    • Staff Turnover 1.67 MB

      For 2018 and 2019, what is staff turnover for the DHB?